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." california is getting a lot of new laws. with the new year - of new laws. kron four's philippe djegal highlights a few of them. >> reporter: more than 800 new laws are set to take affect at the start of the year. that's right - 800. i scanned through what here's what the governor made law and what you should know. assemblywoman joan buchanan's bill regarding metal purchases passed. the fine for dealers who knowingly buy metals used at public utlities facilities jumps up big time. now 250-dollars. in a few days. four times that amount. to one thousand dollars. >>> another bill out of the gives women greater access to birth control. a-b 23-48 will now allow certified nurses, midwives, nurse practicioners and physician's assistants to prescribe that medication. >>> and, drivers licenses forsome 400-thousand undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for a license. this applies to those in a federal program supporting immigrants who came to states as a child and have not broken the law. >> with my signature it has now become a law. if (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the homeowner bill
in january. >>> a law aimed at targeting repeat d-u-i offenders is making its through the california legislature. it would include the installation of a those involved. kron4's haaziq madyun has the story. (humming and blowing) you're looking at an ignition interlock deviceor i-i-dbeing demonstrated here at auto sound specialists in union city >> "so you turn your ignition on, you wait for your device to initialize" >> reporter: once connected to an automobileif the device detects alcohol on the breath of the driverthe vehicle will not start >> reporter: with that in mindstate senator jerry hill is announcing new legislation that will make i-i-d's mandatory for individuals convicted of a second driving under the influence violation >> "we've tried fines, we've tried to revoke licenses of those chronic offenders but we need to do more to save livesalcohol related driving deaths26,000" >> reporter: under current law installation of an i-i-d is optional for convicted drunk driverssenator hill says it is time to remove the option >> "this bill will make it clearnever get their license ba
to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff -- is running out for law-makers. automatic tax hikes -- and steep government spending cuts, could be just around the corner. kron4's justine waldman is tracking the developments in washington. with many law-makers still on holiday vacation. and kron4 political analyst michael yaki is also here. we'll get his take on where things stand - next at 5-30! (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> grant: now at 5-30. the "fiscal cliff" deadline is five days away. and there is no deal in sight to avoid automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. tonight - our poltical analyst michael yaki is here to break it down for us. but first - kron 4's justine waldman is stading- by to get us up to date on what is happening.justine. >> we have just learned that on friday, congressional leaders will meet with the president to discuss the fiscal cliff standoff. there is no legislation pending in either the house or the senate to avoid going over the cliff. and the converstations about it. continue to be confrontational. tim
and have a good time and enjoy themselves but drinking in public is against the law in san francisco. >> reporter: a dui checkpoint will be set up tonight at 8th and folsom from 8pm to around 3 am to catch those driving under the influence. but officers will also be cracking down on people walking while intoxicated too. >> don't drink to the point where you are stumling that you can't walk straight that you can't be concisous of your safety we definately don't want to see someone drunk to the point of falling down, falling down stairs, potentially wandering out into the lanes of traffic those are the types of behavior that we are talking about >> reporter: those arrested who cooperate could get a trip to the sobering center here at the deptment of public health.but >> if you are drunk and you are violent and belligrent effect then you risk wearing hte handcuffs and going to jail >> reporter: maureen kelly kron4 news. >>> you may know what you're doing by now - but do you know how you'll get around. many bay area transit agencies offering free or extended service tonight. kron4's will
weapon used in the recent connecticut school shooting. the same kind many lawmakers are hoping to out law. >> former president george h.w. bush is spending christmas at a houston hospital where his wife barbara and other relatives are visiting him. the 41st president has been in the hospital since november with a lingering bronchitis like cough. a hospital spokesman said he was likely to be released to spend christmas at home but then the former president developed a fever. doctors are cautiously optimistic that he will recover but want to keep him a little while longer. parts of dallas are looking a lot like christmas. rain quickly turned to snow and forecasters estimate that the area may get to nearly 2-inch bus the end of the day. there's also the possibility of thunder snow. they extended a winter weather advisory for north texas. forecasters say the expected storm will likely bring, snow, rain, wind and chilling temperatures. and get a look at damage done by two tornadoes in east texas today in houston county. you can see the debris is everywhere and some buildings are really unrecog
. >> reporter: it's been snowing in tahoe.. to there was no exception, there are tire chain laws and the fact near interstate-80 to the north of lake tahoe. and also, the sierra avalanche center has an avalanche advisories in effect for the higher elevations are round lake tahoe. in the newsroom, charles clifford, kron 4. >> jacqueline: the big weather story is that rainfall totals all of the last 24 hours nearly one- inch in santa rosa. and oakland, san francisco, with two tenths of 1 in. in concord. let us take a look at the satellite & radar. the rainfall and the snowfall are pressing east and south. we are going to see cooler temperatures overnight with already 44 degrees in fairfield, 48 degrees in santa rosa. temperatures are going to drop into the 30's with clear skies. temperatures are also going to be quite cold with areas of frost. tomorrow afternoon, sunny skies but it is going to be chilly. temperatures in the low 50s tomorrow with rainfall on friday. there rainfall post--total and-for the cold temperatures to start. with frost expected allow yourself extra time to scrape your win
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